After one official week, I am down 10 pounds. Yeah! Now to keep it off. I added beans last night for dinner in the form of soup and almond milk for breakfast. The almond milk is a wonder! It doesn't taste too great to just drink, but put in a blender with a frozen banana and an apple (unpeeled) and some ice - it was a great breakfast smoothie. I made this yesterday for breakfast and I thought I had eaten at a buffet, I was so full! Today I made the smoothie with a frozen banana and frozen strawberries (unsweetened). Too many frozen fruits though - I was full and freezing this time!
Adding protein has given me a lot more energy! I am sort of getting back to my normal exercise routine. I swam this morning and taught Kickbox yesterday. Looking forward to a trainer ride tomorrow.
I am now really wanting some real carbs - oatmeal, a cracker or two, some pita, or just a taste of Jacob's frozen waffle that he had for breakfast. Although I will be careful with that one b/c I always "taste" the boys' food and I know that adds a lot of extra calories to my intake. I've heard them called BLTs - Bites, Licks, and Tastes. Not good!
So, the addition for today will be fish for dinner. Not so thrilling, but varying the protein has made things a lot more pleasant. I'll keep you posted...